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Whether you want to splurge or need to stick to a budget there's a Utah restaurant ready to serve you and your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
If you want to avoid the crowds on Tuesday, Feb. 14, think about going on Friday through Monday, as many establishments are offering specials all weekend.
One reminder: Valentine's Day is one of the busiest dining days of the year, so make a reservation now.
Here's a list of what's being offered. Prices listed do not include taxes, tip or beverages.
Al Dente Trattoria e Bar • 136 Heber Ave., Park City; 435-200-0260. Four-course meal for $55 includes choice of soup, salad, entrée and dessert. Regular menu also available.
Bambara • 202 S. Main St. Salt Lake City; 801-363-5454. Regular menu plus Valentine's Day specials available Feb. 10-14.
Buona Vita Italian •804 Main St., Park City; 435-649-1336. Free dessert with the purchase of two entrées.
Caffe Niche • 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380. Three-course meal for $50 per person. Several options for each course.
Café Trio • Two locations: 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; and 6405 S. 3000 East, Holladay; 801-944-8746. Holiday specials available Feb. 10-14. Regular menu also available.
Canyon Market and Grill • 247 24th St., Ogden (inside the Marriott hotel); 801-627-1190. Four-course meal for two for $69. Guests share an appetizer and dessert and get their own salad and entrée. Regular menu also available.
Fresco Italian Café • 1513 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-1300. Menu will feature specials and a few house favorites.
Faustina •454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Five-course Valentine's Day dinner for $50 with several choices for each course. Regular menu not available.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse • 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. Dine Feb. 12-14 and get a $25 gift card to use on another visit.
Fratelli Ristorante • 9236 S. Village Shop Dr., Sandy; 801-495-4550. Three-course dinner for $25 per person. Regular menu also available.
Frida Bistro • 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City; 801-983-6692. Serving a four-course dinner with choice of entrée for $40. Seatings available at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
Garden Café at The Grand America •555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-258-6708. Dinner for two for $130. Meal includes starter, salad, soup, entrée with sides and dessert.
Grub Steak • 2095 Sidewinder Dr., Park City; 435-649-8060. Three-course dinner for $39.75. Includes soup or salad, choice of entrée with vegetables and dessert. Regular menu also available.
Harley & Buck's • 3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden; 801-745-2060. Five-course dinner includes soup and salad, shrimp ravioli, choice of entrée and dessert. Prices from $39-$55. Regular menu not available.
Harvest Restaurant at Thanksgiving Point •3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-4990. Open 5 to 9 p.m. Serving regular menu as well as special entrées and desserts. Prices start at $16.
La Frontera Mexican restaurants •various locations. Dinner for two for $20 on Feb. 14. Includes smothered chile verde burrito with cheese, rice or beans and choice of dessert. Regular menu also available.
Lamb's Grill • 169 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-364-7166. Feb. 10 through 14, get a three-course dinner for $23.95, includes soup or salad, choice of entrée and dessert. Specials available from 5 to 9 p.m. Regular menu also available.
Log Haven • 6451 E. Mill Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255. Regular dinner menu plus special entrées.
Lugano • 3364 S. 2300 East, Salt Lake City; 801-412-9994. Offering a five-course Italian meal for $59 per person. Several choices available for each course. Regular menu not available.
MacCool's Public House • 1400 S. Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City; 855 Heritage Park Dr., Layton; and 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Regular menu as well as holiday special. Specials available Feb. 11-14.
Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar • various locations. All guests receive complimentary chocolate dipped strawberry.
Martine • 22 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-9328. Guests get a three or four-course meal for $45. Choices include soup or salad, tapa, entrée or dessert. Multiple options available. Valet parking available. Regular menu not available.
New Yorker •56 W. Market St. (340 South), Salt Lake City; 801-363-0166. Regular menu plus specials including salmon, scallops, ravioli and lobster tails.
Oasis Café •151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Four course dinners available for $25 or $35. Multiple options for each course. Regular menu not available.
Roma Ristorante • 5468 S. 900 East, Murray; 801-268-1017. Three-course dinner for $34.95. Open from 4 to 10 p.m.
Ruth's Diner • 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-582-5807. Regular menu plus holiday specials available from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations accepted for dinner only.
Pago •878 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-532-0777. Multi-course tasting menu for $55 per person, plus tax and 20 percent tip. Several choices available for each course. Regular menu not available.
Paris Bistro • 1500 S. Emerson (1500 East), Salt Lake City; 801-486-5585. Open 5 to 10 p.m. serving a special five-course French meal for $74.95 plus tax and a 20 percent. Regular menu not available.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro • 174 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-539-0500. Four-course meal for two for $39.95. Share a starter and get a choice of soup, entrée and dessert.
Rovali's Ristorante Italiano • 174 25th St., Ogden; 801-394-1070. Pesto chicken and penne pasta dinner special for $15.99. Includes soup or salad and vegetable. Regular menu also available.
Red Butte Café • 1414 S. Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 801-581-9498. Regular menu plus specials. Prices from $9 to $17.
Red Rock Junction • 1640 W. Redstone Center Dr., Kimball Junction; 435-575-0295. Serving regular menu plus specials.
Sea Salt •1709 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-349-1480. Four-course Italian meal for $37.95.
Silver Fork Lodge • 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton; 800-649-9551. Regular menu plus specials including Chateaubriand for two. Prices from $11-$29.
Smedley Manor • 305 N Main St., Bountiful; 801-294-3327. Regular menu available. Free sparkling cider. Prices from $6.99-$19.99.
Snowbird Ski Resort • Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City; 801-933-2181. The newly remodeled Aerie Restaurant in the Cliff Lodge is serving a limited regular menu as well as a $75 multi-course dinner. Available Feb. 11-14. The Lodge Bistro will offer its regular menu and holiday specials. Prices from $21-$46. The Wildflower in the Iron Blosam Lodge will serve its regular menu as well as holiday specials. Prices from $29-$39.
Stella Grill • 4291 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-288-0051. Three-course prime rib dinner for $25. Regular menu also available. Prices from $9 to $18.
Sun & Moon Café • 6281 Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City; 801-583-8331. Three-course dinner for $30 includes choice of entrée. Regular menu not available.
Thanksgiving Point • 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-4990. Valentine's Day dinner dance in the Show barn. Doors open at 6 p.m. A New York steak dinner served at 7 p.m. followed by dancing to live music until 10 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple in advance; $110 at the door.
Tin Angel Café • 365 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City; 801-328-4155. From Feb. 10-14, order the four-course Black Out dinner guests are blind-folded for the second course. Cost is $40. Regular menu also available.
Tucci's Cucina Italiana • 515 S 700 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111. Holiday specials and regular menu. Opens at 5 p.m.
Wasatch Brew Pub • 250 Main St., Park City; 435-645-9500. Three-course meal for $32.95. Includes soup or salad, choice of entrée and dessert.
Wild Grape Bistro •481 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-746-5565. Serving a wood grilled beef filet for $34; and pan-seared yellow snapper $28. A modified regular menu (no sandwiches or hamburgers). Special also available Feb. 10-12.
Yuki Arashi • 586 Main St., Park City; 435-649-6293. Regular menu. Oyster shooter special, get 4 for $12.
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill • 191 S. Rio Grande (The Gateway), Salt Lake City; 801-456-0450. Regular menu plus sweetheart dinner specials.
Meals to go
Cuisine Unlimited Catering • 4641 S. Cherry St.; 801-268-2332. Get a sweetheart meal to go. Options including beef tenderloin or salmon for $32 per person or chicken for $28.50 per person. Custom orders available. Order by Feb. 13. Pick up by 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Delivery available. Sign up for a free dinner for two on Facebook.
Pinon Market & Café • 2095 E. 1300 South; 801-582 4539. Order a Valentine's Day dinner for two. For $65 it includes soup and salad, choice of entree and dessert. Order by Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Pick up Tuesday, Feb. 14 between 5 and 7 p.m.